Apple cuts price of earlier iPhone models by $100 after it reveals new handsets

By midian182 ยท 8 replies
Sep 13, 2017
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  1. Flagship smartphones aren’t cheap. Whether you love or hate the new handsets Apple revealed yesterday, the iPhone X’s $1000 price tag is pretty eye-watering. There’s always the less expensive iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, but bargain-hunting Apple fans might want to look at the firm’s earlier models for a great deal.

    As is always the case after it launches a new phone, Apple is reducing the cost of its older handsets. The prices of last year’s iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are dropping by $100, meaning the smaller device now starts at $549, and you can buy the 5.5-inch model from as little as $669.

    Apple often discontinues models from two years ago in the wake of a new iPhone, but after it cut their prices by $100 in 2016, the company is again discounting the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus by another $100. They now start at $449 for the standard version and $549 for the Plus.

    But the best bargain for Apple lovers may come from the company’s new iPhone SE offer. The 4-inch device, which was launched in early 2016, topped the annual US customer satisfaction survey in May. Now, it’s available from $349 after Apple knocked $50 off the price.

    With the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus starting at $699 and $799, respectively, their predecessors’ discounted prices could make them an appealing prospect, especially as they come in the same sizes and have very similar designs. But the latest handsets do boast new features such as Qi wireless charging, an improved camera, and the faster A11 "Bionic" SoC.

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  2. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,278

    That's too generous of them. I hope they don't go under... Actually, I wouldn't be sorry to see that.
  3. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,781   +1,057

    For those who simply want an iPhone and remain in the Apple ecosystem, the 6S at $450 is not too bad for an unlocked phone.
  4. Rippleman

    Rippleman TS Evangelist Posts: 870   +393

    apple employs a ton of people, a ton more through various products and accessories that are for apple products, and then tons more just develop apps for the use on apple devices.... you are an incredibly hateful person. Could you simply not buy their products if you don't like them? Why should people use what you prefer to use?
  5. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,278

    You know me? How nice, I'm flattered but unfortunately I don't know you so I can't make the same silly assumptions like you do. BTW you don't have to read my comments, it's an option, just like it's an option to buy or not to buy Apple products. FYI these comments are opinions and both you and I (not me and you incidentally) have a right to them.
  6. Theinsanegamer

    Theinsanegamer TS Evangelist Posts: 1,079   +1,100

    The SE is still by far the best apple handset, for the sole reason of being a properly made tiny flagship and thumbing it at the android OEMs to scared to use anything smaller then 5.5" now, and for being the proper price.
  7. Rippleman

    Rippleman TS Evangelist Posts: 870   +393

    I did not say it's not an opinion. I am saying it's a hateful opinion when you wish hardship and failure on millions of people. Typically this harm-wishing begins in childhood. Hope you get over what ever happened to you when you were younger. Have a good day and always use what YOU prefer and NOT what someone else prefers for you.
  8. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 10,169   +4,113

    Came across an image I've just gotta share.
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  9. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,781   +1,057

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